Human Scum is the debut album of Denver hardcore sludge band Vulgarian.
It was recorded, mixed, and mastered in August of 2020 at World Famous Studios by Pete De Boer — engineer of Blood Incantation’s Starspawn (2016) and Hidden History of the Human Race (2019). Human Scum features artwork by Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb. Within each track is a tirade against racism, corruption, police and state violence, and the overall erosion of individual rights, and is the culmination of Vulgarian’s four years of railing against the political and cultural hellscape that has unfolded in the wake of the election of Donald Trump.
VULGARIAN was formed the day after the 2016 election with one simple goal: injecting a stiff dose of politically-charged, old-school hardcore punk back into the sludge metal genre. Songs lurch from disgusting riffs played at disorientingly slow tempos to aggressive, upbeat sections that would not sound out of place on an 80s crust punk release — all weaved within a fabric of feedback, ranting, and unexpected musical cues that capture the rising tensions and dystopian decay of the past few years of American life.
Anders – Vocals
Frank – Guitar
Kevin – Bass
Thomas – Drums